In einer Pressemitteilung gibt Square Enix bekannt, dass die DS Fassung von Chrono Trigger
bereits am 25.11.2008 in Nordamerika erscheinen wird! Der Termin für die EU Fassung liegt immer noch bei "diesem Winter", was natürlich von der Vorweihnachtszeit bis zum Februar 2009 alles bedeuten kann.
In der Pressemitteilung stehen ansonsten nur die bereits bekannten Informationen, allerdings wird ein kleines Wort über die Bonusfeatures der DS Fassung verloren. So gibt es nicht nur einen komplett neuen Dungeon, es ist sogar von mehreren Dungeons die Rede. Außerdem wird von einem "Arena-Modus" gesprochen, was auch immer das heißen mag. Hier müssen wir wohl die ersten Previews oder Infos der offiziellen Webseiten abwarten.
Nebenbei wurde auch die europäische Fassung des Action-RPGs Dragon Ball DS
angekündigt. Das Spiel erscheint als Dragon Ball: Origins
im Dezember in Europa. Lokalisiert wird das Spiel von Infogrames bzw. Atari in Frankreich.
Im folgenden nun die beiden Pressemitteilungen.
CHRONO TRIGGER COMES TO NINTENDO DS ON NOVEMBER 25, 2008
One of the Greatest RPGs of All Time Returns This Holiday Season
LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2008) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that its highly anticipated Nintendo DS™ title CHRONO TRIGGER® will ship to North American retailers on November 25, 2008. A groundbreaking RPG that became an instant classic, CHRONO TRIGGER is set to be one of the most compelling handheld titles available this holiday season.
Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS, this newly enhanced edition maintains all of the game’s original elements and spirit while introducing portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality.
Originally released in 1995 on the Super NES® and subsequently shipping more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, CHRONO TRIGGER is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest video games of all time. Praise continued to be showered upon the title at last month’s E3 2008 Media and Business Summit, with CHRONO TRIGGER receiving accolades including “Best RPG” and “Best DS Game.”
Players can look forward to a reunion with CHRONO TRIGGER’s multifaceted storyline, memorable soundtrack and exhilarating gameplay this November.
When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono’s race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.
* A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time
* An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda
* Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills
* Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world
* Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual-screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality
* Brand-new dungeons and an Arena mode add exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic
CHRONO TRIGGER is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ctds.
Dragon Ball: Origins
RELIVE ORIGINAL DRAGON BALL ADVENTURES WITH 'DRAGON BALL: ORIGINS' ON NINTENDO DS
Innovative Action-Adventure Gameplay of NAMCO BANDAI Games' Newest Chapter in the Dragon Ball Saga for DS Comes to Europe in December 2008
LYON, FRANCE – 19 August 2008 – The Dragon Ball bounces back with the announcement that Atari is bringing NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Dragon Ball: Origins for Nintendo DS™ to European shores in December 2008. Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., Dragon Ball: Origins takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.
The single player game follows Goku and his clever sidekick Bulma as they travel the world overcoming enemies and obstacles to collect the 7 Dragon Balls. In the shoes of Goku, the player must protect Bulma from incoming enemy attacks using special skills, such as fighting with his power pole, or unleashing a kamehameha. Combined with Bulma’s ability to invent machines and weapons, the intrepid pair make a formidable team able to defeat even the strongest enemies or trickiest of obstacles.
The innovative controls mean the player uses only the touch pad to control Goku. Players must draw lines or shapes to direct the character and control the action by tapping on the screen, for example a double tap on Goku followed by tapping on the Ka-me-ha-me-ha letters unleashes his devastating signature move.
Goku can perfect his skills by gaining experience through defeating strong enemies. Goku’s power pole helps him and Bulma not only in the battle but also in solving puzzles throughout the game. For extra Dragon Ball fun, hunt down and collect the many virtual figurines hidden in the game world which can then be swapped and traded with friends via the wireless connection to get the full collection.
Dragon Ball: Origins pulls no punches in terms of graphics with both screens displaying vibrant 3D visuals, and with the lively, fun humour of Dragon Ball present throughout the game, fans will be able to immerse themselves completely in the spectacular universe.